According to a new report, Americans are getting more involved in the political process ahead of midterm elections. For National Voter Registration Day last month, over 800,000 people either registered to vote for the very first time or updated their registration.
Organizers of National Voter Registration Day had a goal of getting at least 300,000 registrations, so they were thrilled with the campaign’s success, which had help getting the word out from major platforms like Google, Twitter, and Facebook. This year’s total breaks the previous Registration Day record, which was set in 2016 with 771,321 voter registrations.
“No one that I know of thought we would surpass 800,000 voter registrations,” says Brian Miller, executive director of Nonprofit VOTE. “That surprised all of us. But I think it’s a sign of the interest in the midterms and the interest in having this unified day of action.”
Source: Good News Network